• A sad day at the pond

    I lost both my Koi

     

     

    Here they are, Das Boot and Drizzt. Those two I had bought for a few dollars at the Pet store, as tiny little Koi babies several years ago. Both were swimming together, always staying close to each other. I did get attached to them over the years, they came when I tapped my foot at the side of the pond knowing there will be food. Drizzt loved halved zucchini slices and Das Boot pushed any other fish away when I threw in my other ponds’ surplus of water snails. 

    Both where a good size already, I was always kidding, saying they would not fit in a frying pan any longer, healthy, beautiful Koi, always admired by visitors…

     

    Two days ago I found Das Boot laying outside, he had jumped, and of course I found him too late. He is now buried by my rose Duchesse de Brabant.

    That day and yesterday I noticed Drizzt hiding. I thought, who knows what fish think, and he will get over it sooner or later. But I asked my son to net him for me so I can make sure he is ok and not hiding due to an injury, but he seemed fine.

     

    And this morning Drizzt is just gone. 

    A cat was in the yard, the dogs chased her away, but it sure looks like the cat ate him. There is no sign of him, not even a tiny scale anywhere. 

     

    So this leaves my Koi pond with Gator and Fred, the two new Koi I bought in March. 

    Hubby brought out the fruit tree netting and we will drape it over the pond. This should keep the fishing animal away.

     

    what a sad day at the pond today!

     

     

     


    11 responses to “A sad day at the pond”


    • irene

      Evi es sind so wunderschöne Fische
      es tut mir so leid das sie gestorben sind
      sei nicht so traurig

    • so sorry…..I have a pond but i know if if put fish in the raccoon will eat them…….maybe it was a racoon…dont blame kitty

      • you are right Sharon, Drizzt was a big guy, probably too big for a cat. So we blocked off the gaps by the gates and we will leave the blocks up for at least 2 weeks. If it was a fish thief on foot, it will forget about our little pond.

    • It is sad to hear about your fish. I don’t have a pond, just a big pot with a rather sad water lily and 3 goldfish (their white cloud companions vanished mysteriously a few months back) and it just hasn’t looked really good since then. Fingers crossed it will pick up in spring (September here).


    • Chrissy

      so Sorry to hear about your Babies … It sound like you have wonderful memories of Das Boot and Drizzt…Thank you for sharing with us…Big Garden Hugs to you xxxx

    • Since I am so sad, DH said he will take me to ‘Pondtastic Water Gardens’ and I can pick out a couple of Koi babies.

      maybe I will find an orange/white and a white/golden like Das Boot and Drizzt…. I’ll report :)


    • Kristin Root

      Sorry to hear about your Koi!:-(

      • Thank you Kristin,it’s ok, this is Nature and not avoidable. Honestly, I thought those 2 koi being so large would be safe, but I was so wrong. We will leave the pond netted for a while in hopes the predator will forget about this pond.


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